We have four spots left not counting any chickens before they have announced or anyone heading for greener pastures. Looking at the team I think we need 6 more guys (3OL/2DL/1QB). To QB or not to QB – whatever – I think we need one. This is pretty much a minimum. It would be nice to take 12 more (5OL/4DL (2-1 tech-2-3 tech)/1WR/1RB/1QB). That said we are in on more great talent at DE (Strobel and Washington) and at DB (Morgan and others). We also have offers out to can't turn down talent like Marshall and Agholor.
The sky is not falling but … this class is out of balance wrt what I think this team needs. I’m confident Hoke and co. know what we need – but I’m curious what they are thinking – and if you all see balance/depth as an issue.
Some possibilities are; -I know there are more than this- they see transitions coming (on the roster and with the current verbal commits); they see talent in the non-scholarship roster (I don’t think this is real – though I support our walk-ons). We have plenty of players at every position– but D-1 depth vs. position is an issue on the roster.
I also think Hoke sees the big picture and recruiting as a network of long term relationships. Offering and following through with 2012 commits builds potential for 2013 and beyond where our needs and talent might be better matched.
Anyway…we’ve talked about who we want going forward – much of which seems to me to be unrealistic (we aren’t going to take 25 recruits w/o cold shouldering or being cold shouldered to some extent.) We don’t have the luxury of re-balancing like Nebraska and Minnesota do by taking JuCos…we need to do that by recruiting to our needs…but it looks like we did get lucky with Marell Evans coming back at LB. It is a team sport…balance is important –especially on defense…what do you think the staff is thinking here?…what do you think about balance and depth as an issue with this class?